The Jollibee Experience

from another point of view.

It’s not the easiest thing in the world, deciding what to eat at Jollibee. Luckily there was a line. We watched families file in to order spaghetti, fried chicken and cheeseburgers. The “Palabok Fiesta” platter seemed the most adventurous, with hard-boiled eggs, shrimp, pork, noodles and some kind of brown sauce….

We came up with a plan. Each of us would order something adventurous (but not as adventurous as the Burger Steak) and if everything we ordered was terrible we’d come back and order the one-dollar Yumburger. Couldn’t go wrong.

We were wrong.

Apparently, even the Jollibee franchise in Eagle Rock is a big hit—to the sweet-tongued Filipinos, that is— but not so for these Americans. LOL. I just hope you guys won’t take offence after reading the article just like one of the readers.

4 Comments so far

  1. MarkArmstrong (unregistered) on February 1st, 2006 @ 4:38 am

    just read it! and this pamperson is supposed to be a writer and yet she sounds so narrow-minded. the average american (from my impression) can’t go beyond their own selves; they don’t care beyond their country, their culture (most to them). to them, the world stops at their door. who can blame them? everywhere you look, american culture pervades….so when a big pinoy franchise invades their shores, they don’t exactly sing praises about it. why? it’s not american. this pam lady and her group of idiotic friends are pseudo-intellectuals who don’t know crap. they did not know when they slammed jollibee, it’s like insulting another culture. like i said they don’t know crap.


  2. MarkArmstrong (unregistered) on February 1st, 2006 @ 4:39 am

    just read it! and this pamperson is supposed to be a writer and yet she sounds so narrow-minded. the average american (from my impression) can’t go beyond their own selves; they don’t care beyond their country, their culture (most of them). to them, the world stops at their door. who can blame them? everywhere you look, american culture pervades….so when a big pinoy franchise invades their shores, they don’t exactly sing praises about it. why? it’s not american. this pam lady and her group of idiotic friends are pseudo-intellectuals who don’t know crap. they did not know when they slammed jollibee, it’s like insulting another culture. like i said they don’t know crap.


  3. eriihstdermittlermorgen (unregistered) on February 19th, 2006 @ 6:20 pm

    Actually, even if I’m a Filipino and a patron of Jollibee, I still don’t like their burgers. They’re dry and has too much pepper. But the palabok is one of my favorite meals.
    But please, people, there’s no need to argue. After all, us Filipinos would say the same thing for their own American food chains. We all have different tastes. But Filipinos do have a more flexible sense of taste unlike Americans.


  4. eriihstdermittlermorgen (unregistered) on February 19th, 2006 @ 6:40 pm

    it’s okay mark armstrong… Americans are not as sensitive as we are. They are very “straight to the point” when voicing out what they think about certain things. It’s their sickness. And it’s our sickness of being too polite and respecting other people’s culture. :)



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